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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,194
    Following Rod?
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • RichN95 wrote:
    r0bh wrote:
    Wout Poels to Bahrain Merida
    Bahrain is to Sky as West Ham is to Arsenal

    Who does that make Wout? Samir Nasir or Lucas Perez?

    :)
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,979
    gweeds wrote:
    Following Rod?
    And probably getting that last big contract. Don't really buy the joint leadership talk with Landa.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,967
    RichN95 wrote:
    r0bh wrote:
    Wout Poels to Bahrain Merida
    Bahrain is to Sky as West Ham is to Arsenal

    Who does that make Wout? Samir Nasir or Lucas Perez?

    :)
    Maybe Jack Wilshere. Still capable of being pretty good on his day, but they're getting fewer every year. Landa may be a Fabianski.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,109 Lives Here
    Arsenal don't win anything do they? Not very sky.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,967
    Arsenal don't win anything do they? Not very sky.
    They used to be known as the Invincibles. But nothing lasts for ever.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,109 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    Arsenal don't win anything do they? Not very sky.
    They used to be known as the Invincibles. But nothing lasts for ever.

    almost 20 years ago?
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,810
    But what if...just what if..Bahrain are the next Man City?
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • Sky/Ineos are Barcelona. They preach about being morally better than everyone else but as soon as someone dubious turns up with a load of cash they'll happily put those morals aside.
    Not to mention that they both win lots, have huge budgets and have some of the best proponents of the sport in their team.

    Everton have recently bought several washed up Barca players and don't win much, just like Bahrain.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,979
    Extremely good analogy.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,967
    Simon Spilak has joined Bahrain as "Head of Swiss Races" for three years
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,285
    A couple to catch up on; Fabio Felline moving from Trek-Segafredo to Astana and Jens Keukeleire is to join EF Education First from Lotto-Soudal.
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,305
    Roche re-signs (so not a transfer :roll: )
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,666
    Quinn Simmons, winner of the junior road race, to skip the U23s and sign for Trek Segafredo. Interesting decision. He's very, very good but don't think he's quite at the level of dominance of Evenepoel just yet.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,440
    Bahrain-Merida just announced they have terminated Rohan Dennis's contract (terminated a couple of weeks ago but kept quiet until the worlds was over)
  • ProssPross Posts: 23,920
    r0bh wrote:
    Bahrain-Merida just announced they have terminated Rohan Dennis's contract (terminated a couple of weeks ago but kept quiet until the worlds was over)

    Explains the blatant use of the BMC then. From the outside he looks to have behaved like a complete c0ck. There may of course be more to it all.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,378
    Saw a tweet saying he's going to take it to the UCI... employment thingy...So maybe not the end of the story

    (Probably best for everyone except their lawyers if they just split but...well)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,746
    So is he going to Dimension data, or am I making too simple a connection?
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,810
    inseine wrote:
    So is he going to Dimension data, or am I making too simple a connection?

    What other bike manufacturer is going to invest in him...???
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,285
    ddraver wrote:
    Saw a tweet saying he's going to take it to the UCI... employment thingy...So maybe not the end of the story

    (Probably best for everyone except their lawyers if they just split but...well)
    The official statement from Bahrain-Merida says he has referred the termination to the UCI Arbitral Board - http://teambahrainmerida.com/team-bahra ... an-dennis/
  • andyp wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    Saw a tweet saying he's going to take it to the UCI... employment thingy...So maybe not the end of the story

    (Probably best for everyone except their lawyers if they just split but...well)
    The official statement from Bahrain-Merida says he has referred the termination to the UCI Arbitral Board - http://teambahrainmerida.com/team-bahra ... an-dennis/
    Didnt he cop a strop and refuse to ride?
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,746
    andyp wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    Saw a tweet saying he's going to take it to the UCI... employment thingy...So maybe not the end of the story

    (Probably best for everyone except their lawyers if they just split but...well)
    The official statement from Bahrain-Merida says he has referred the termination to the UCI Arbitral Board - http://teambahrainmerida.com/team-bahra ... an-dennis/
    Didnt he cop a strop and refuse to ride?
    I suppose if he sees this through we might get to hear his side of the story. I’m not sure not liking the team kit is is sufficient excuse.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,967
    Andrey Amador to Ineos according to Marca
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,779
    RichN95 wrote:
    Andrey Amador to Ineos according to Marca

    Sounds like a fairly spectacular falling out between his (and Carapaz) agent and Movistar...
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,979
    What happened?
    PTP Champion 2019
  • simon_esimon_e Posts: 1,676
    m.r.m. wrote:
    What happened?
    Big falling out between team boss Unzue and rider agent Acquadro. Daniel Friebe has mentioned this more than once on the Cycling Podcast.

    https://twitter.com/friebos/status/1166025321734389760
    https://twitter.com/friebos/status/1178686427460177921

    Along with unflattering comments about Andrew McQuaid (son of Pat, who said nepotism is dead?) in Phil Gaimon's book, I have to wonder whether agents with a large number of riders on their books wield an unhealthy amount of influence.

    But it's a crooked sport/business so we should accept that it's just another aspect of 'the way it is'. :(
    Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,979
    Thanks! :)
    PTP Champion 2019
  • RichN95 wrote:
    Andrey Amador to Ineos according to Marca
    Never going to get used to that
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,967
    RichN95 wrote:
    Andrey Amador to Ineos according to Marca
    Never going to get used to that
    Just think of him as Wout Poels with a nose sticker
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Another year for Knees at Ineos.
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